Today: 22.Apr.2018

Ray DiLorenzo, Editor, Stand Up America: Slaves from Africa bore most of the burden, but slaves from countries like Ireland were also used. Irish slaves came to America as early as 1625 when James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. It is estimated that approximately 100,000 Irish men, women, and children were transported to the colonies as slaves. Not to be called racist, Britain, in the 17th and 18th centuries, was an equal opportunity exploiter of human flesh, having sold over 600,000 Irish, Scottish, and Catholics into slavery. In early America, slavery was not a race issue, it was primarily a financial one.

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John Shanahan, President of Environmentalists for Nuclear - USA: Modern use of energy, primarily fossil fuels, hydro-electric and nuclear will enable mankind to live better, more peacefully, have quality education, find better jobs, protect the environment and preserve wildlife habitat. This presentation shows a few examples of people in seven countries in Europe and on the Mediterranean working for and enjoying an amazing world.

John Haldon, Professor of European History, Princeton, University: Grasping the challenges that climate change presents and evolving appropriate policies that promote and support mitigation and adaptation requires not only an understanding of the science and the contemporary politics, but also an understanding of the history of the societies affected and in particular of their cultural logic.

Sebastian Luening, paleogeologist: In der internationalen Klimapolitik gewinnen religiöse Gruppen und Organisationen nach politikwissenschaftlichen Studien zunehmend an Einfluss. „Sie haben sich etwa bei den UN-Klimakonferenzen als Akteure unter den Nichtregierungsorganisationen etabliert und werden als eine Macht ernst genommen, die in vielen Ländern, nicht zuletzt durch hohe Mitgliederzahlen, umweltpolitische Prozesse effektiv anstoßen können“,

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